Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 03 May 2015

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Andrew Peller opens Canadian wine boutique at Toronto Pearson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CANADA. The new T1 store features a selection from Canadian wineries such as Peller Estates, Trius Winery, Thirty Bench Wine Makers and Wayne Gretzky Estates.

ARI ‘ahead of schedule’ to double profits, says Chief Executive Jack MacGowan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International (ARI) and parent DAA revealed annual results today, with ARI profits falling from €29.4 million to €18.1 million year-on-year. The decline was mainly because the business had benefited in 2013 from the one-off impact of the sale of its operations in Russia and Ukraine. Against this, like-for-like profits at ARI’s international locations increased by +50% last year, while sales at continuing locations grew by +10%, and most operations delivered double digit sales growth. Given this performance, ARI remains “ahead of schedule” in its plan to double profits, Chief Executive Jack MacGowan tells The Moodie Report.

Changi Airport Group awards seven key luxury contracts in T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has awarded seven luxury brand name concessions at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2.

Duty Free World Council urges support for Economic Impact Study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has urged support for its Economic Impact Study, after a “disappointing” response to requests for data.

Tmall Global launches duty free pre-pay option for Chinese consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CHINA. Leading e-commerce platform Tmall Global has launched a service that allows Chinese tourists to prepay for their duty free purchases before leaving home.

Hong Kong duty free border business hit by new restrictions on Chinese travel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

HONG KONG. Land border and railway duty free has been hit hard by new government restrictions on Mainland Chinese visitors, introduced on 13 April.

Hotel Shilla names Raelene Johnson Vice President Merchandising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Former Nuance Group President Roberto Graziani's influence to the fore as Shilla appoints highly regarded ex-Nuance executive Raelene Johnson.

London Stansted shows impeccable taste with new F&B portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

UK. Manchester Airports Group concludes phase two of its ambitious £80 million (US$122 million) terminal transformation at London Stansted Airport.

Desigual blends Spanish style and French flair in Paris CDG pop-ups

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

FRANCE. Desigual has teamed up with Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire to launch four French-themed pop-up stores at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

JR/Duty Free opens newly expanded store at Darwin International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

AUSTRALIA. Redeveloped as part of Darwin’s terminal expansion project, the new space is double the size of the old store and offers a larger product range.

Mondelez and Heinemann launch farmers market themed activation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

To promote the new Toblerone Crushed Corn, Mondelez WTR has partnered Heinemann in an exclusive roadshow at Frankfurt, Oslo and Copenhagen airports.

Aelia Duty Free reveals plans for new-look Nice Airport offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

FRANCE. Aelia Duty Free has said that ‘Playful New Luxury’ will be the theme for its new-look Nice Côte d’Azur Airport stores, which open in late September.

Gassan Singapore captures Changi Airport Terminal 1 watches concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

SINGAPORE. Incumbent Gassan Singapore has captured the key watches concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1. The company will operate a three-year contract (with a two-year renewal option) from July. It beat competition from DFS Group and LS travel retail ASPAC to secure the concession.

London Stansted Airport completes £80 million transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

UK. Phase two of Stansted Airport’s £80 million investment to transform the terminal – with a vibrant new food & beverage offer – was officially opened today.

Shilla turns in strong results as Changi losses ease

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. The Shilla Duty Free posted a +44% increase in consolidated revenues for Q1 with operating profits up by +45.3% despite heavy (though easing) losses at Changi Airport.

Bahrain Duty Free marks Bahrain Grand Prix with MasterCard promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/04/15

BAHRAIN. The month-long F1 'race to win' promotion at Bahrain Duty Free in partnership with MasterCard has already achieved a marked increase in sales.

A tribute to Fraser Dunlop, 'our Scottish ray of sunshine'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

On 1 April, Fraser, the walking, talking miracle man, the Scottish ray of sunshine who lit up so many lives, defiant to the end, finally lost his struggle.

ACI North America presents JFKIAT with Griesbach Award of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

USA. JFKIAT has won the Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence for its concessions programme at JFK Airport T4, which was named Best Retail Program.

Changi Airport Group announces plan to reduce aeronautical fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has revealed a programme of reductions and rebates to aeronautical fees at Singapore Changi Airport.

Gucci opens newly renovated store at A.B. Won Pat International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

GUAM. Opened in partnership with Lotte Duty Free Guam, the new-look store spans 975sq ft and has a design featuring marble, wood and warm polished metals.

Heathrow Airport reports robust Q1 rise in retail revenue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has reported healthy rises in retail income and net retail income per passenger for Q1 2015, aided by growth in the luxury business.

In memoriam: World Duty Free Group's Elena Pareja & Fraser Dunlop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. It is with immense sadness that we report the passing of two much-respected World Duty Free Group executives, Fraser Dunlop and Elena Pareja.

Thomson and First Choice introduce new long haul routes from Stansted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Next year, for the first time, Thomson and First Choice will operate long haul flights from London Stansted to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast and Orlando, Florida.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar programme bolstered by Oslo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

DENMARK. Oslo Airport Director of Business Development Roar Ødegaard joins Scandinavian travel retail executives to discuss issues in the Nordic market.

The Moodie Report e-Zine 162: Re-shaping the offer at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we talk to Schiphol Airport Retail about its latest retail developments and about the impact of Gebr Heinemann as majority shareholder.

Warsaw Chopin Airport set to launch new duty free and F&B offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

POLAND. Warsaw Chopin Airport is planning to open 15 new travel retail shops across 3,000sq m in May, as a major investment in Terminal A nears completion.

Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic climbs sharply in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a +21.1% surge in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport in Q1 2015, compared to the first quarter last year.

Aéroports de Paris and SSP create food & beverage joint venture at Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris (AdP) has named SSP as its joint-venture partner to plan, develop and operate food & beverage at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Áreas renews contract to operate 23 outlets at Mexico City Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

The Spanish food & beverage and retailer has renewed contracts to operate 23 outlets at Mexico City International Airport, covering 1,286sq m.

Furla continues Asian and European expansion with new store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

Furla has opened new locations in Beijing Capital International and Warsaw Chopin airports, as well as upgraded its existing shop-in-shop at Ben Gurion Airport.

SSP Canada wins ten-year F&B concession at Montréal Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

CANADA. SSP Canada has been awarded a seven-year contract (with a three-year extension option) at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

Flemingo names Carlo Bernasconi as Group Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Flemingo International has named Carlo Bernasconi as Chief Operating Officer; since March 2013 he has headed the retailer's expansion drive.

HMSHost captures food & beverage concessions in Houston and Montréal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

NORTH AMERICA. HMSHost doubles the size of its operations at Houston George Bush Intercontinental and expands at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Incheon International to create gaming, entertainment and luxury retail complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation is to develop an entertainment and luxury retail complex with a US casino operator on airport land.

LS travel retail acquires assets of Saveria USA at JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

USA. LS travel retail North America has acquired certain assets of Saveria USA, gaining it entry to 20,000sq ft of retail space at JFK International Airport T4.

OTG opens chef-driven, technology-led food hall at New York LaGuardia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG has unveiled a new technology-enhanced, 10,000sq ft food hall concept at New York LaGuardia Airport Terminal C.

Shinsegae set to bid for Seoul downtown duty free store licence

Source: The Korea Herald; The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Department store group Shinsegae plans to bid for a new downtown duty free licence to be issued in Seoul later this year, say reports.

Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories to open in Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

UK. Victoria’s Secret is to open its first beauty and accessories store in Glasgow Airport, in partnership with LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland.

Abertis completes disposal of airport business with Jamaica and Chile sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SPAIN. The Barcelona-based company sold its stake in Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias for €177 million, completing the divestment of its airport interests.

Budapest Airport plans retail tenders as commercial revenues surge in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport is planning to launch a series of retail tenders in May for significant areas of SkyCourt, the core food & beverage and shopping zone.

Diageo invites Taoyuan travellers into its Johnnie Walker House

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

TAIWAN. Diageo has released further details of its Johnnie Walker House, which opened officially at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport in September.

Eye Airports launches campaign to help travellers trace lost luggage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. The Trace Me luggage tracker is being showcased across the UK on digital screens at airports under a new campaign launched by Eye.

Heathrow extends consumer service with smart screens in T2 Arrivals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. Screens in the T2 baggage reclaim zones show live price and journey time comparisons between taxis and the airport’s train service to Central London.

Hong Kong International passenger traffic climbs sharply in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport posted a strong increase in March and in Q1, buoyed by healthy transfer and transit traffic.

Incumbent LS travel retail captures London Luton Airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. Incumbent LS travel retail UK & Ireland has won the tender to operate a new 1,700sq m tax and duty free store at London Luton Airport.

Nuance reveals latest multi-category concept at Stockholm Arlanda T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SWEDEN. Nuance has opened its latest store at Stockholm Arlanda T5, combining its Timebox and Sun Catcher concepts with a Swarovski shop-in-shop.

Paris Charles de Gaulle receives ‘Welcome Chinese’ certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

FRANCE. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has been awarded “Welcome Chinese” certification, in recognition of its efforts to facilitate Chinese travellers’ journeys.

Plaza Premium confirms eight new airport lounge projects amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited has confirmed eight new lounge projects for 2015, as it expands its network around the world.

ACI hails customer service at Mumbai, Gimpo and Indianapolis airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI inducts Indianapolis, Gimpo and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji airports into the Director General’s Roll of Excellence.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open adds big golfing names to stellar field

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

IRELAND/UAE. In a move that will boost the Dubai Duty Free-sponsored Irish Open, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald and Patrick Reed join the players' line-up.